Roberta Piket, Harvie S, Billy Mintz – You’ve Been Warned (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:44 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The efforts put forth by ensembles comprised of friends always seem to have a special spark. When such a group comes together under ideal circumstances, the results can be spellbinding. Take note: This is exactly the case with the collaborative group of pianist Roberta Piket, bassist Harvie S, and drummer Billy Mintz on their new recording, You’ve Been Warned.Individually, Piket, Harvie S, and Mintz have found success in a myriad of projects. But it is their collective identity that has really cemented itself over the past decade. Mintz and Harvie S have been collaborators since the 1970s. Their most notable affiliation was as members of pianist Alan Broadbent’s trio. Piket met Harvie S in the mid-1990s and incorporated the bassist into her fold. Piket and Mintz have been partners in music and life since 2001. They married in 2011.
The dimension of the group’s interconnectedness is obviously vast and varied. Their own work together as a rhythm section began organically. Piket and Mintz found themselves bound even closer together during the pandemic lockdown. They managed to work on each other’s music at home. It wasn’t long before they included their friend, Harvie S, at first with open windows and masks.
Workshopping led to the idea of going a step further: Recording an album. Harvie S already had experimented a bit with recording on his own and brought the idea of recording in the most relaxed conditions, namely at home. Over two days in May 2021, the trio met at Piket and Mintz’s home where Harvie S set up shop and engineered the session. Piket was pleased to have the luxury of not only playing her own Steinway piano but to have the freedom to take as much time as needed. David Kowalski would come in and help mix and master the album.
1-01. Roberta Piket – Pyramid (06:39)
1-02. Roberta Piket – A History (04:38)
1-03. Roberta Piket – Billy’s Bop (03:59)
1-04. Roberta Piket – Master Plan (06:16)
1-05. Roberta Piket – Beautiful You (03:56)
1-06. Roberta Piket – Yukimi’s Song (06:06)
1-07. Roberta Piket – Flight (Slow) (02:41)
1-08. Roberta Piket – Flight (03:34)
1-09. Roberta Piket – You’ve Been Warned (05:14)
1-10. Roberta Piket – Remorse and Acceptance (08:37)